Saturday, May 30, 2009

Family fun


I got up early yesterday morning to try to put some finishing touches on the house for my sister's arrival from Charlotte, NC. She got here mid morning and Dustin, Larry and I picked her up and went out for a nice early lunch at Olive Garden. Dustin had to work last night so we wanted to do something special with just the four of us before he went. Good times. Shari's favorite restaurant is Olive Garden and ever since going with her years ago she got me stuck on the pasta fagioli. Oh my. I love it. We eat the salad and that soup and dip the bread sticks in it. Fabulous! I didn't overdo it. I'm really watching what I eat, seriously watching it. We came home and spent time together all afternoon and made Jordan's graduation cake and talked and had tea, and just good conversation.


Then much later tonight after Dustin went to work Larry and I, Shari, Savanna, Jordan and Emmy (Jordan's girl) went out for a bite to eat again and bowling. (Yes, bowling again...family fav) So much fun!!! We were having a good old time shouting at all the strikes and spares and just being goofy.

We stopped for an ice cream cone on the way home at Dairy Queen so Shari could see where Jordan works. And thereafter, Shari and I (at 10 pm) went for a late night several mile walk to walk it all off. I haven't overeaten at all the past few days, but I am still watching, walking and biking. I am determined to feel healthy again. So many changes I'm making...this is just one of many.


In the midst of cleaning and cooking Thursday from 10 am - 11:30 pm, (I was SO exhausted) I managed to fit two client meetings in as well as a few loose items for church this weekend. Although my sister is here and we have the party to put on for Jordan after his graduation, it all feels rather relaxing compared to the prep work. And I never did finish my house even after all that. There was just so much to do. It has rained...torrential downpours the past few weeks...and it's been almost impossible to get any weeding done. So although cut, edged and blown, my yard is full of weeds. But I was so tired today I didn't care. Other than that with the majority of our house is done but there were a few projects I just didn't get to, and I can't stress over it. Spending time with my family is more important...so that's what I'm doing.


Took lots and lots of pictures with our new camera, and I'm sharing some of them here. I will have many, many to share over the coming weeks!!! Can't wait! Jordan's graduation is today and I will endeavor to blog tonight or at the latest maybe late Sunday night with more pictures.

3 comments:

DaNella Auten said...

I like your hair a little longer like it is in that pic.
What kind of camera did you get?
Oh and again BIG CONGRATULATIONS on the graduation. God is faithful.

Deanna Shrodes said...

I am letting it grow out. We got a very nice camera...can't remember the name -- Larry went and got it but I will look at the brand/model and tell you later. On our way to the graduation...xo

LaDonna said...

Hi Deanna,
Glad you had a nice time with your family and the graduation. I know what you mean by the weeds. I have weeds, but haven't had a chance to do anything with them either. Glad you just "Let It Go"--the most important part got done anyway! (chores, etc.) We girls can just get obessed with housecleaning sometimes.....